Lizl Kotz,

Lizl Kotz grew up in South Africa. Her interest in sports and performance was sparked as a young child by watching her dad train and compete in the famous Comrades ultramarathon. Lizl played junior tennis in South Africa and continued to play at a national level when she moved to the United States at age 15. She lived and trained at Van Der Meer Tennis Academy her junior and senior year in high school. She was recruited to play Division I college tennis for Indiana University. She played number 1 for Indiana University her junior and senior year. After graduating from Indiana University with degrees in Exercise Science and Psychology, she took steps to pursue a career that would allow her to work with athletes. She received her masters degree in physical therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina.

Lizl currently resides in Charleston, SC and stays busy raising her four children. She still competes and was selected to represent the United States Women’s 40’s national team the past two years. Her knowledge as a physical therapist and her experience as a high-level athlete allows her to understand and teach athletes how to optimize their performance.